So, you haven’t been initiated into the Hitchhiker’s fold yet and have absolutely no clue to what it is? Don’t worry, here’s the link (given above) that has all the information you will ever require on it. Specifically, it is my favorite book because of its sarcastic take on life. It is really, really humorous and it will force you to read it from cover-to-cover. Hitchhiker’s is not a ‘geeky’ thing; even other mere mortals will enjoy the books. Too bad you did not view my blog earlier; till recently BBC Radio 4 was webcasting the series. Well, let us hope that they resume it soon. And not a good time to catch it on TV too.
It is generally referred to as “HHG”, “HHGG”, “HHGTTG”, “HG2G”, or “H2G2”; so if you come across any of these terms on my blog, don’t start scratching your head wondering what I’m referring to.
H2G2 revolves basically around earthman Arthur Dent and his (somewhat unsuccessful) efforts to ‘enjoy the marvels of the universe on less than thirty Altarian dollars a day. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is (you guessed it right) a book (an electronic one at that!), with the friendly words Don’t Panic written in large letters on it cover. H2G2 sells more copies than Encyclopedia Galactica. I have spoken enough, for more information, please refer to the book.
You can also check out the H2G2 movie released a few months ago. After all, the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything is 42.
So long and thanks for all the fish. (And for reading my blog)
P.S. – This entry is meant to tempt you to read the books or the Wikipedia link. Don’t fall for it, lest Vogon Constructor Spaceships come in to demolish Earth to construct a bypass or even worse, to read out their poetry. Also check out this link:
BBC Radio 4 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (where you will find episode synopses [Note – The radio series DOES NOT completely match the books, but the radio series came first], cool downloads, games and lots more!)